Sara Hook is a performer, choreographer, and educator who actively promotes a synergy between the professional and academic arenas of dance. Her diverse performing career includes touring the world as a member of the Nikolais Dance Theatre and being a frequent guest artist/collaborator with David Parker and the Bang Group. Her choreography has been produced in numerous New York City venues, in 18 American states, and in the Netherlands, Canada, Italy, Ecuador, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Her recent creative research includes Wonder's Mist, a solo commissioned through the McKnight Foundation for former José Limón Dance Company dancer Emilie Plauché Flink, which premiered at the Ted Mann Theater as part of the Northrop Dance Series in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Yegg, a solo co-choreographed with BFA alumnus Racy Brand (2012), which has been performed at Gowanus Art and Production, at the West End Theater, and as part of the Dance Now NYC's 20th anniversary celebration at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in New York City. Last fall, she premiered an evening-length duet with Paul Matteson entitled Bored House Guests at the West End Theater in New York City that received critical acclaim. Hook holds a BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts, has an MFA from New York University, and is a certified movement analyst from the Laban Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. She has toured widely as a guest artist and has taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Princeton University, Paul Taylor Dance Company Summer Intensives, and the Bates Dance Festival. In 2010, Hook received the College of Fine and Applied Arts Excellence in Teaching Award. She has been an adjudicator for four regional American College Dance Festivals and is also proud to have been a founding member of The Pink Ribbons Project—Dancers in Motion against Breast Cancer. Hook's aim (in all her roles) is to contribute to the art of dance by being a good role model/citizen, to create opportunities for other dance artists, and to make work that both honors our artistic forebears and enlivens our experience of contemporary culture.